Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls

Wonderful homemade banana bread gets the royal treatment for my extra special Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls!

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Today we’re talking banana bread, well banana bread kicked up a notch. First let me say, there’s nothing wrong with regular banana bread. We love banana bread here and we eat a lot of it! But sometimes, you just got to kick it up a notch or two.

That’s what I’ve done here with my Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls!

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For this recipe I started off with  Taste of Home’s Banana Chip Bread Recipe. Although, I always make a few minor adaptations. This is a good basic recipe.

Always start with a good banana bread, whether you go with homemade or store bought is up to you. But, keep this in mind. The banana bread is your base, or your foundation, and you always want a good foundation!

You can see the banana bread is moist and delicious, as it should be. I have added just 1/2 a cup of miniature chocolate chips to my batter for this version. I want a few mini chocolate chips in there, but not too many.

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For my Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls I use chopped Butterfinger Crisps for the outside layer of yum! Do you like that technical term? Just kidding…

I like both the flavor and texture the Crisps add, but feel free to use anything you like.

Around here these things go one sale all the time for $1, or you can usually purchase them at the Dollar Tree for $1, of course. Don’t pay regular price these, because you don’t have to!

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You hear me frequently say I make a lot of different variations of banana bread. It’s very true, I do. These Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls are what I would have to call one of my special versions. Think it as a special occasion banana bread. :)

These my tasty little Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls are a wonderful gift to give or receive!

Whether it’s a birthday, a little thank you for someone, a special day at work, or any other reason you want to do something nice for someone – this recipe should do the trick!

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The best part about this recipe is there’s enough to give, and maybe even keep a few for yourself! :)

Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls

Wonderful homemade banana bread gets the royal treatment for my extra special Butterfinger Banana Bread Balls!

Ingredients:                                                                                                  bbbb_238

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large or 3 small)

3 tablespoons milk

1 container (6 ounces) banana yogurt

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Butterfinger Chocolate Coating:

1 bag (11 ozs.) chocolate chips, semisweet or milk chocolate, melted according to instructions on back of package.

Butterfinger Crisps 6 pack – 6 (0.7 oz. bars) – I used three bars, chopped 

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, In a small bowl, combine bananas and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture. Fold in miniature chocolate chips and yogurt.

2. Pour into greased donut hole pans, or miniature muffin pans, or even a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.

Banana Bread Balls: Bake in donut hole pans at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.

Banana Bread Mini Muffin Shape: Bake in mini muffins pans at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.

Bake 9-in. x 5-in. loaf  for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Chocolate Butterfinger Coating:

3. Chop three Butterfinger Crisps to the size you want. Keep in mind you don’t want them chopped too small into a powder, or too large so that they’re very chunky. I like a medium chop so there are naturally bigger and smaller pieces in there. Set copped pieces aside.

4. Melt chocolate chips according to the instructions on the back of the package. Dip the banana bread balls in the chocolate and place on waxed paper. Sprinkle with desired amount of chopped Butterfinger Crisps while chocolate is wet. Let stand before moving.

 

 

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